Masters Theses


Health monitoring of adhesively bonded composite patch repair of aircraft structures using wavelet analysis of lamb wave signals


"Ultrasonically, Lamb Wave is considered to be a candidate for large area inspection based on its capability of propagating long distanes and its media-thickness dependent propagation properties. Unfortunately, Lamb wave inspection is complicated by the existence of at least two modes at any given frequency. The modes are also highly dispersive in nature. As a result the flaw detection with these ultrasonic signals becomes highly complicated and the interpretation of the signals becomes very difficult and also leads to signal-to-noise problems. Consequently, a new kind of signal analysis is required to interpret the results of inspection and to determine if there is a defect or not...A Wavelet transform method has been developed for Lamb Waves"--Abstract, page iii.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004


ix, 58 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Rabindranath Gubbala, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Lamb waves
Nondestructive testing
Wavelets (Mathematics)

Thesis Number

T 8687

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